The future of milking
A new hi-tech milking system from Dairymaster also provides farmers with feeding and animal health data
Published 23/09/2015 | 02:30
The Kerry-based firm Dairymaster will launch its new hi-tech Swiftflo Commander parlour for next generation milking at this week's Ploughing.
As herds get larger, there is less time for individual attention during milking so access to the right information is essential.
To that end, Dairymaster says its Swiftflo Commander is a milking parlour 'brain' controlling everything to do with milking, feeding and animal health.
"Data alone has no intrinsic value, it's what you do with the data that creates value," says Edmond Harty of Dairymaster.
"Our Swiftflo Commander gives the farmer a lot more information when and where it's needed.
"Putting this information in people's hands means major benefits on busy dairy farms, and next generation touchpad technology means it is extremely robust, easy to clean and water resistant.
"It also controls the pulsator in a new way which results in a longer life span."
The Swiftflo Commander displays important information such as milk yield, milking time and somatic cell count data (SCC) on each cow.